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SECTION 398-F
Children's non-regulated camp
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 398-f. Children's non-regulated camp. 1. As used in this section, a
"children's non-regulated camp" shall mean property consisting of a
tract of land and any tents, vehicles, buildings or other structures
that may be pertinent to its use, any part of which may be occupied on a
scheduled basis by persons under sixteen years of age under general
supervision for the purpose of indoor or outdoor organized group
activities, involving passive and nonpassive recreational activities,
which is not subject to the provisions of article thirteen-B of the
public health law.

2. (a) No person, firm, corporation or association shall enroll or
allow participation of a child in a children's non-regulated camp unless
the parent or guardian of the child has been provided with the following
written notice on the application or enrollment form:

"This camp is not regulated or inspected by the New York State
Department of Health and is not required to obtain a Department of
Health permit. This camp is not required to follow Department of Health
regulations, including, checking the state sex offender registry prior
to hiring staff; maintaining minimum staff-to-child ratios; hiring
medical personnel; or reporting injuries or illnesses to the Department
of Health."

(b) If a children's non-regulated camp maintains a website, this
notice must be placed on the website.

(c) Any notice required in this subdivision shall be prominently and
conspicuously posted at the camp facilities in minimum size twelve font.

3. The operator of a children's non-regulated camp shall retain a copy
of each notice required to be provided by subdivision two of this
section for a period of three years.